He’s out.

Rick Santorum simply had to save himself from another humiliation in Pennsylvania.

The news broke while I was on a late lunch, caught between crunches at the gym.

Perhaps meeting with conservatives solidified that if he wants to live to fight another day, because he couldn’t beat Mitt Romney on the numbers, he needed to do himself a big favor and bow out.

We can talk about what might have been if Rick Santorum had focused on his economic message instead of drawing light to his religious conservatism. But then, without his war on women cred he wouldn’t have been a viable candidate.

So, it’s over, but for Mitt Romney finalizing the 1144.

Get ready for one of the more soulless, money glutted, race to the bottom, amid an avalanche of negative ads, campaign we’ve seen in modern history.

May the best funded corporate jackal win.